Reply
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

How you react to an impossible task invitation?

nahidrajbd
Community Leader
Nahid H Member Since: Apr 9, 2011
1 of 3

I am an wikipedian. Volunteering for wikipedian from last 8 years now. I have edited about 12k articles / items on global wiki projects.

 

For just general knowledge, anyone can write on wikipedia or edit an wikipedia page. But there are some strict notability guide about starting a new page with less known title or topics. Like you cannot start an wikipedia page for you if you do not meet their notability guideline.

 

But the thing is everyone loves to have their name on wikipedia. Few month ago I've added wikipedia as my skill on upwork profile and I am getting 2-3 invitation everyday for Wikipedia page creation jobs. Most of them do not have notability as per the wikipedia standard, but they want their bio to be on wikipedia.

 

I tried to make my reply generous and replied about the issue for rejecting their proposal, but not everytime I have that much energy to write something like this in nice paragraph. I started replying in 1-2 sentences these days.

 

I was wondering how you reply to those invitation that are not possible to do, or that cannot be done in any way?

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
2 of 3

@Nahid H wrote:

I was wondering how you reply to those invitation that are not possible to do, or that cannot be done in any way?


 I don't. I click on "Decline" and whatever reason looks best and forget about it.

I am pretty certain the majority of clients don't read any lengthy decline reasons, they want their stuff done, so freelancers who have declined are not of interest, let alone interesting enough to read through a long explanation.

 

mthornton-cpc
Community Guru
Melissa T Member Since: Dec 5, 2014
3 of 3

I'm with Petra. I very rarely respond with a reason when I decline invitations (which is often). I simply decline by choosing whatever reason is closest to why it's not a good fit for me. 

TOP SOLUTION AUTHORS
TOP KUDOED MEMBERS